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CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« on: April 17, 2008, 07:55:25 PM »
We here at Hypnos have long enjoyed Matt Borghi's subtle atmospheric ambient music, and believed it deserved more attention.  Many of Matt's CDs are out of print, and we've agreed to re-issue a series of our favorite recordings on the Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint.  We'll have more information soon about these recordings, but wanted to post a quick announcement to let everyone know these are coming.

The first of these Matt Borghi reissues will be Huronic Minor.



Coming later will be December Impressions, and then The Phantom Light.

Very soon we'll have audio clips and full descriptive information for  Huronic Minor, prior to its release, then the other releases will be spaced 2-3 months apart.
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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 09:05:34 PM »
Ooh!! 8) That sounds good. I love the Secret Sounds releases! Great music, good price.    Harry
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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 02:46:04 PM »
great cd and good idea!
all the best and God bless
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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 04:21:24 PM »
These discs are for sale now, for those eager to buy right away, and we'll have the full description and audio clips here very soon. 

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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 03:46:01 PM »
Artist: Matt Borghi
Title: Huronic Minor
Label: Hypnos Secret Sounds (Ltd CDR)

 


2008. We here at Hypnos have long enjoyed Matt Borghi's subtle atmospheric ambient music, and believed it deserved
more attention.  Many of Matt's CDs are out of print, and we've agreed to re-issue a series of our favorite
recordings on the Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint.  The first of these Matt Borghi reissues will be Huronic Minor.

Simple, restrained, and artful, these recordings deserve to remain in print, and we hope these reissues will
 help introduce more of today's ambient music listeners to the work of this important artist.

Track listing (with MP3 sample clips):
1.  Leaving the Gates of the Open Harbor  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-01.mp3
2.  November's Peculiar Calm  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-02.mp3
3.  Gray Dawn Illumination  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-03.mp3
4.  Point Aux Barques  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-04.mp3
5.  The Longest Night  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-05.mp3
6.  Red Sky Morning  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-06.mp3
7.  Brooding Dark Waters  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-07.mp3
8.  Distant Harbor  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-08.mp3
9.  Silent Moor  http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-mb-hm-09.mp3

REVIEWS:

"...drifting ambient music par excellence. Matt's forte is similar to that of Stephen Philips' - the ability to meld subtle synthesizer shadings and drones into mesmerizing cloud-like tone poems. I never got bored with this CD, although if a non-ambient fan would listen to it, he or she might think the sound was monotonous. But that is true ambient musicıs appeal. A startling shift of abrupt change calls attention to the music, thereby making it "non-ambient." Huronic Minor is that rarest of ambient releases, i.e. a joy to listen to in silence and be consumed by or equally effective played softly in the background as a sonic antidote for one's own confused or stressed out world so to speak. However one listens ton this highly recommended recording, the CDıs worth and artistry are unmistakable. Added recommendation emphasis if you live near the Great Lakes or a fishing port on the Atlantic Ocean."
--Reviewed by Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire (www.windandwire.com)


"The album speaks of grays and blues, reds and yellows and serenity and confusion. The juxtapositions are ambiguities as Matt teases listeners and baits them to decide where to go with the drift. The soul becomes the guide as Matt provide only provides the vehicle. This gentle set provides essential sonic exploration and meditation!"
--Reviewed by Jim Brenholts, Author, Tracks Across the Universe


"I think Huronic Minor is brilliant, and if I may say, completely different from your previous effort For Running Time. I don't know what to play first. I will surely chose two or three longer pieces and give them airplay."
--Reviewed by Vladimir Jovanovic, Inner Space Radio, Croatia


" Borghi has crafted a superb collection of dark drones, bruised wanderings, and ravaged ruins, glimpses of a psyche's attempts to deal with nightmarish realities.  This is rainy-day fog shrouded doom-cast netherworld music. Fans of Roach, Robert Scott Thompson, 1980s Robert Rich "sleep tunes," and all such "melting brain" music will enjoy this!  Recommended release."
--Reviewed by John W. Patterson, EER reviews

Hypnos Online Store listing -- price is $11.99
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hss18
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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008, 12:23:17 PM »
I can say that I am really happy to see this released again.

Also, I've really been enjoying Austere's Solyaris and Justin Vanderberg's In Waking Moments. Over about the last two months I've found these discs to be excellent morning transition recordings. Particularly, I put them on as I'm waking up, drinking coffee, and writing poetry. The slow subtlety of these discs excellently punctuates the sunrise, but especially so as we moved into spring here in Michigan. Excellent work.

I'd also like to mention that I'm really grateful to Mike, Lena, and other folks that have take an interest in Huronic Minor over the years.

Thanks!

Matt

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008, 06:09:53 AM »
Matt,

This looks like it has several tracks added to it from the previous version (the one I reviewed). Are they "new" ones that you recorded for the re-release or just extra tracks that never made it onto the original (wasn't that an mp3.com release?).

Glad to see this overlooked gem back in circulation. Congrats.

Bill

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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008, 07:59:42 AM »
Matt,

This looks like it has several tracks added to it from the previous version (the one I reviewed). Are they "new" ones that you recorded for the re-release or just extra tracks that never made it onto the original (wasn't that an mp3.com release?).

Glad to see this overlooked gem back in circulation. Congrats.

Bill

Hmm... interesting, Bill.  We'll have to have Matt answer this one.  I had no idea this was any different from the earlier version.  It's the only version of Huronic Minor that I've heard.
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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 08:44:54 AM »
I just realized I have my copy here at work. It was an mp3.com release (man, I miss the old mp3.com....). Here is the track listing for my earlier version:

1. Leaving the Gates of the Open Harbor
2. November's peculiar Calm
3. Gray Dawn Illumination
4. Point Aux Barques
5. The Longest Night
6. Red Sky Morning

so it looks like the last three tracks on the Hypnos re-issue were not originally on the mp3.com release (IIRC, mp3.com put a time limit on CDs that was less than what a CD could hold, which probably explains it).

BTW, I certainly renew my recommendation of this recording to ALL fans of semi-dark/shadowy drone/textural ambient music. I think some of you will scratch your head when you hear this and think to yourself, "I thought Binkelman HATED this kind of music." What can i say? At least I'm unpredictable sometimes.

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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2008, 12:42:10 PM »
Hey Guys,

Please pardon my absence... knee deep in spring home and kid's sport activities....

Re: the additional tracks...

Mp3.com would only accommodate the six tracks, but the release was originally complete with nine tracks. When Mp3.com went under and I offered this at shows and whatnot for a short time I was selling a DIY version of the disc with all nine tracks. All nine tracks were recorded at the same time in early 2000.

I'll try to make it back here sooner...

Thanks!

Matt

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Re: CD release: Matt Borghi - Huronic Minor
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2008, 04:47:05 AM »
This is very good news. I've waited a long time to get hold of this album.